LAKE TEXOMA, Okla. – Two people were killed after a fiery crash on the Roosevelt Bridge over Lake Texoma.
Officials responded to the scene just before 2 p.m. on U.S. 70.
Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers say a vehicle was burning on the bridge when it collided with a semi-truck, sending the tractor trailer into the water that’s about 50 to 60 feet deep.
Two people were killed in the crash – the driver of the vehicle and the semi-truck.
Authorities were still searching for the driver of the semi late Thursday night.
Officials recommend State Highway 199 between Madill and Cobb, in Oklahoma, and U.S. 82 between Sherman and Whitesboro in Texas, as alternate routes.
They are asking all drivers to avoid the area.
U.S. 70 will be closed through Friday.
Update on US 70 @ Roosevelt bridge, there is currently an unknown spill in the water moving south from the Roosevelt bridge. Please avoid the area. pic.twitter.com/rnZWyj1Mal
— Scott Hampton (@OHPLTHampton) June 21, 2018
Roosevelt bridge update: OHP dive team is currently working to make recovery. US 70 will be closed through tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/PpgAqdBq6F
— Scott Hampton (@OHPLTHampton) June 22, 2018